Category: COLD WAR

When the Chinese Stole a Soviet Tank, They Nearly Went Nuclear

In 1900, Russia signed the Treaty of Beijing which gave them Outer Manchuria and other Chinese lands. When both countries became communist, their nagging border…

Saddam’s Secret Super Gun – Project Babylon

Project Babylon was an Iraqi code name for the construction of a supergun, commissioned by Sadam Hussein in 1988. The engineer in charge of the…

How A Small Group Of Canadian Paratroopers Saved Denmark From Soviet Occupation

By May 1945 the war in Europe had finally started to wind down. Yet for the men of the 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion, there was…

After 39 Soviet Commandoes Took Hill 3234 In Afghanistan, Not Even Hundreds Of Mujahedeen Could Dislodge Them

The Soviet-Afghan War, or the “Soviet Vietnam” as some political analysts called it, was one of the key points in which the decaying superpower came…

Jihad with US Arms – The Soviet–Afghan War

The moment the Soviet Union inserted itself in the Afghan Civil War, they started a domino-like spiral of violence that continues even to this day…

Beautiful Pics Of A Rare Tu-128 – The Largest & Heaviest Fighter Ever In Service

The Tupolev Tu-28, a Soviet long-range interceptor from the 1960s, had the NATO reporting name Fiddler. At the time, it was the largest and heaviest…

7 Conflicts That Happened After the Fall of USSR

The Soviet Union officially ceased to exist on December 26, 1991, 74 years after its inception in 1917. The fall of the Union left the…

When the Soviets Shot Down A U-2 Spyplane, The Cold War Turned Hot!

The Lockheed U-2 also known as the “Dragon Lady” is a high altitude recon aircraft that was built in 1957 to gather a range of…

The Attack on the Spy Ship USS Liberty – When Israel Attacked America

After the 1948 Arab-Israeli war, Israel had established itself as a force to be reckoned with and a state that was here to stay. The…

The Day the U.S. Nearly Nuked North Korea Over a Captured Spy Ship

In Pyongyang, the North Korean Government keeps a trophy from 1968. Moored on the Botong River, alongside the Pyongyang Victorious War Museum sits the USS…

Soviet Cosmonauts Went Armed Into Orbit – You Will Be Surprised Why!

If someone told you that Soviet cosmonauts were going to space armed with something that looks like a sawed-off three-barrel shotgun, would you consider it…

The Food Fight That Almost Started World War III – The Berlin Airlift

June 25, 1948, the Soviet Union, flush with the success of driving the Nazis out of Russia, was becoming piqued at the US and British.…